In some recent research, 79% of people reported that they chose to go to a particular church because they felt welcomed by the leaders.
Through The Unstuck Group’s 4 Phase Process, my team and I emphasize the importance of the hospitality details, but, we too often find that many churches are not welcoming churches.
Thom Rainer, CEO of LifeWay Ministries, recently authored a new book, Becoming a Welcoming Church. This book gives practical insight and a framework into how to be a hospitable church.
Check out our conversation here:
Interview highlights include:
Friendly vs. welcoming churches
Common barriers that prevent a welcoming atmosphere
Obstacles that are easy to overcome